Friends accidentally book flights to the wrong country: 'They sound similar'
Missing your flight can be a nightmare, but unknowingly booking the wrong flight — to the wrong country — is in a category all its own.
That’s apparently what happened to one TikToker and her friend when they recently planned a trip to Budapest. Encyclopedia Britannica describes the bustling Eastern European city as the “political, administrative, industrial and commercial center” of Hungary. It’s even been hailed as one of the world’s most popular travel destinations.
But unfortunately, instead of getting tickets to Budapest, the two friends mistakenly purchased tickets to Bucharest — another Eastern European city located in Romania. (Oops.)
By the looks of her TikTok, @sophealice and her BFF didn’t actually catch the error until they made it to the airport. She filmed their reaction while going to board the flight, which was clearly marked “Bucharest” at the gate.
“They sound similar right,” she wrote in her post caption.
Since it was too late to back out, the two friends decided to see what Bucharest had to offer and chronicled their “surprise” trip in subsequent TikToks.
Once there, the pair visited castles, strolled city streets, drank in a local Bierhaus and checked out other cultural landmarks.
According to @sophalice, it was “stunning” — even if it was one big, hilarious mix-up.
In another follow-up, she explained how it all went down.
“Essentially, what happened was my best friend — who lived in Australia initially, now he’s gone to New Zealand — he came over and surprised me,” the TikToker explained. “I had no idea he was coming, and then he was like, ‘Surprise!’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, great’ and then he was like, ‘Oh, also, I booked us a trip away — we’re going somewhere in Eastern Europe.”
Both the trip and the destination were meant to be a surprise, but when the pair showed up at the airport, her friend realized he’d made a critical mistake.
That said, they wound up having no regrets.
“It was amazing,” @sophalice shared.
A lot of people on TikTok said they’d also visited Romania and loved it.
“I was in Bucharest may 22 and it was class honestly want to go back,” one person shared.
“bucharest is banging anyway,” one person noted, while another called the entire country a “lovely” place to visit.
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